October Grants: Your Entrepreneurial Harvest Awaits

Fall into success with these grants for female founders.

As we flip our calendars and step into harvest season, new opportunities beckon. These October grants and money resources offer a practical cornucopia of options for female entrepreneurs. With the changing season, it’s the perfect time to nurture your business and secure the financial support needed to help it thrive. Don’t miss out on the chance to turn your autumn aspirations into a fruitful reality!

Nurture your business with some October grants:

1) The Small Business Growth Fund

  • What: $5,000 to $25,000 grants.
  • For: Small businesses with less than $1M in 2022 gross annual revenue.
  • Deadline: Oct. 27th, 6 p.m. EST

2) StartHER Grant

  • What: 25 $5,000 grants (a total of $125,000).
  • For: women-owned small businesses in Texas.
  • Deadline: Oct. 20th at 5 p.m.

3) Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator

  • What: a $500 credit, three years of sponsored digital certifications, education, coaching and marketing support.
  • For: Black business owners with an Amazon Professional Sellers account, a physical product ready to sell and a valid minority-owned business registration or certification.
  • Deadline: none.

4) SBA Women’s Business Centers

  • What: a network of business centers with free (or low-cost) counseling and training opportunities.
  • For: women starting, growing and scaling small businesses.
  • Where: all across the U.S.! Check out the SBA website to find your nearest location.

5) The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs

  • What: grants for small businesses participating in research and development.
  • For: small businesses in the United States.
  • Deadline: none.

6) Wish Local Empowerment Program

  • What: $500 to $2000 in grants.
  • For: Black-owned small businesses.
  • Deadline: none.

7) Founders First CDC’s National Kitty Fund

  • What: $1,000 grants for 25 mompreneuers (a total of $25,000).
  • For: mothers with small businesses that have two or more employees.
  • Deadline: pre-registration for 2024 is open now.